Charlie Adam and Jordan Henderson.
Adam and Henderson have enjoyed contrasting starts to life at Anfield.

Garth Crooks believes Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam is "growing with every game" at Anfield following his summer arrival.

The aforementioned Football Focus pundit admits not everyone has been entirely convinced by the Scottish international since he moved from Blackpool to Liverpool in July for £7 million.

Crooks claims the former Liverpool midfielder Paul Ince is one of Adam's detractors because he feels the 26-year-old should be more imposing during matches. Despite Ince's criticism of the Scotland international, Crooks intimates even Adam's fiercest critics must have "raised an eyebrow" following his eye-cathcing display against QPR on Saturday.

The left-footed Liverpool star put in a majestic cross with his wrong foot to enable Luis Suarez to score the winner at Anfield at the weekend.

Crooks believes Adam is slowly getting to grips with the standards required of Liverpool and their players, by suggesting he looks increasingly comfortable in Kenny Dalglish's midfield.

"The debate about Charlie Adam's impact at Liverpool continued on Football Focus this weekend when Paul Ince and Martin Keown renewed hostilities on set." Crooks told the BBC

"Ince has been less impressed than Keown and thinks the Scot has to do more to establish himself as a regular in the Liverpool line-up.

"But even Ince must have raised an eyebrow when the naturally left-footed Adam looked up and delivered the perfect cross with his weaker foot for Luis Suarez to head home.

"He's growing with every game."

Liverpool's protracted pursuit of Charlie Adam came to an end in the summer, when the Scottish international rejected a number of other from other Premier League clubs, including Tottenham Hotspur, in favour of a transfer to Anfield. Kenny Dalglish is rumoured to have made an approach for the midfielder during the January transfer window alongside the likes of Villa and the aforementioned north London Premier League club.